Definitions

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  • n. The state or characteristic of drunkenness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition of being inebriated; intoxication; figuratively, deprivation of sense and judgment by anything that exhilarates, as success.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of inebriating, or the state of being inebriated; drunkenness; hence, extravagant exhilaration of any kind; mental or moral intoxication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
  • n. a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

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Examples

  • The book strives to recreate the "unearthly inebriation" of reading Nabokov, at times by direct quotation, at times by imitation of his style – as when Zanganeh describes Speak, Memory as "no hollow monument to the past, no search into its designs, unseen at first sight, yet stippled, ever so lightly, in the texture of time".

    The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness by Lila Azam Zanganeh – review

  • When speaking of inebriation, I'm fond of the word "pompette."

    The French word for plastered drunk... - French Word-A-Day

  • Apostle Johan Peter Falck's travels in Russia and Central Asia explore a startling number of local intoxication rituals, including the smoking of hemp flowers, "inebriation from fly-fungus," and a Kyrgyz practice of making "a vertical hole in urine-soaked ground," filling it with tobacco, topping it with a smoldering coal, then inhaling the smoke through hollow stalks while lying on one's belly.

    Brotherhood of the Butterfly Net

  • Italians are also extremely cautious, one of the archetypal "low-trust" nations described by the political scientist Francis Fukuyama, and inebriation is obviously unwise if you feel you need to watch your back.

    The Dry Character of Italian Social Life

  • Despite inebriation, she deduced the danger quickly.

    AFTER I BUILT A TIME MACHINE • by Trevor Foley

  • But even more interesting, I thought, was the plethora of everyday objects—a set of silver jugs and bowls for a princely banquet, next to a case of similar ceramic objects used for classical symposiums from 550-300 B.C. These included the kraters in which wine was diluted with water by the host, who could thereby determine the pace and degree of inebriation at these drinking parties.

    A Classical Education to Treasure

  • Every day we continue to be fat, dumb, and happy with our IANA private ranges and doing port address translation at the firewall is another day further ensconced in the inebriation of IPv4.

    Five-year plan: 8 problems IT must solve

  • "It's a great drinking game," portrayer Jasika Nicole jokes, but cautions that her juicy story line in Friday's episode won't be offering opportunities for audience inebriation.

    Fringe's Astrid Drinking Game: This Week, You'll Be Sober

  • Having a power relationship is more descriptive of the interaction between group size and degree of inebriation.

    Yes, because ‘Pot-growing, Anti-Bush Troofer [AND REGISTERED DEMOCRAT]‘ = Right-winger. | RedState

  • The music of the Holy Spirit's sober inebriation seems to have little chance when self has become a prison, the mind is a shackle, and breaking out from both appears as a true promise of redemption that can be tasted at least for a few moments.

    Pope Benedict XVI

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